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Stubs are Gemini Station Wiki articles that have insufficient information. Stubs are generally one paragraph or less which give little or no information. However, this does not mean the stub is not a legitimate article; it just needs to be expanded.


When creating or editing a stub, its goal is to become a full, informative article. However, some articles may not require much information, though they still must cover as much space.

Don't assume that additions and improvements will immediately pour in of themselves. The best way to draw the attention of others into contributing a stub is by editing it yourself. Even if you do a small edit it will appear on the recent changes page, where many seasoned users love to follow the action, and jump in where there's work being done.

What is a stub?

A stub is an article which does not cover all information available about the topic. However, just because an article is short, it does not mean it is a stub. Articles may be very short; however this is unavoidable when there simply is no more information to be added. This is true for many characters which are only mentioned by name, and other unreleased content. However while a short article is fine for a relatively unimportant subject, if an article on a prominent item or character were a few paragraphs long, it would still be considered a stub given the wealth of information available and the relative importance of the topic. As such an article's status as a stub is independent from length and other quantifiable data.

Naming a stub

When you've created or found a small article, simply edit the page and add the {{stub}} template. When you've completed this and saved the page, the article will then include this box:

This will show that the article is a stub. When people view the page, they will see this and hopefully try to expand the article.

Editing a stub

When editing a stub, there are a few things you should remember.

  1. Follow the standards of correct English. Write in full, clear sentences.
  2. Give a clear, precise definition or description of your topic.
  3. Make sure any relevant linkable words have been linked.

Admittedly, these guidelines are in some sense irrelevant because no matter what you do, someone will probably fix the article for you. That's the beauty of a wiki! But if you want to contribute something positive, and you cannot write the whole article yourself, then at least let your contribution be an invitation to participation.

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